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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8878002&type=product&id=1210379087572

I can't afford Laptops that cost more than $500 as I've got about $6,000 to pay in tuition. Therefore, I've been looking into the Dell Outlet store and I'm waiting for something in my price range. However, this is $500 brand new.

So a few details. I'm an English-ish major(three writing classes out of 5) I'll be riding a bus for 2 hours to and from school each day, I've been through 3 30 gig mp3 players since December, I don't plan on gaming ever, nor burn DVDs, and most importantly, I get a 12% discount as a university student(that still puts Macs at around a thousand in case you were wondering.)
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#2
That thing is crap, but if you only need it for like the internet and word processing i say go for it.
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Processor is weak...

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Ooh, thanks. I have no idea what a Processor does. All I know is to stay away from Celeron.

The processor is the brains of your computer and processes data into useful information. If you get a retarded processor, you get a retarded computer.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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The processor is the brains of your computer and processes data into useful information. If you get a retarded processor, you get a retarded computer.

What's a good one to look for? Is Toshiba any good?
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Yeah thats fine. It's way better than mine, which admittedly is 2 years old, and I use it for the same stuff as you will.
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What's a good one to look for? Is Toshiba any good?

Toshiba doesn't make processors. Companies like Sony, Dell, Toshiba, HP, etc really only serve as a medium of assembling computers. The actual components that go into a computer are made by specialized companies.

The two top processor manufacturers are Intel and AMD. Intel's current medium-end line is the Core 2 Duo and AMD's is the Athlon 64.

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What's a good one to look for? Is Toshiba any good?

i don't think you're getting it. there are two different processor brands available to the consumer. one is intel and the other is AMD. they both have what you can call a ladder for processors. for intel, the worst to the best would be:

celeron > pentium > core 2 (or centrino)

for AMD:

sempron > athlon > turion

right now, the intel processors are completely out performing the AMD processors. at least the core 2 processors are.
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Toshiba doesn't make processors. Companies like Sony, Dell, Toshiba, HP, etc really only serve as a medium of assembling computers. The actual components that go into a computer are made by specialized companies.

The two top processor manufacturers are Intel and AMD. Intel's current medium-end line is the Core 2 Duo and AMD's is the Athlon 64.

I meant the laptops, they're the cheapest ones I'd buy from Best Buy. Acer, Gateway, and Compaq just don't seem reliable to me.
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I meant the laptops, they're the cheapest ones I'd buy from Best Buy. Acer, Gateway, and Compaq just don't seem reliable to me.

HP seems to be pretty good these days. Buy from a store that specializes in computers, such as www.newegg.com. They don't rip you off as much as Best Buy or other general electronic stores.

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right now, the intel processors are completely out performing the AMD processors. at least the core 2 processors are.

Isn't the Phenom better than Core 2 Duos?

...modes and scales are still useless.


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i don't think you're getting it. there are two different processor brands available to the consumer. one is intel and the other is AMD. they both have what you can call a ladder for processors. for intel, the worst to the best would be:

celeron > pentium > core 2 (or centrino)

for AMD:

sempron > athlon > turion

right now, the intel processors are completely out performing the AMD processors. at least the core 2 processors are.

I get it, I just don't know much about them. I guess I'd be better off with a middle of the line one. The most advanced program I'd use is Guitar Pro, or maybe Photoshop if I have to minor in photography for my journalism degree.
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I was thinking about getting this laptop too. How would it stand up to using photoshop?
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I was thinking about getting this laptop too. How would it stand up to using photoshop?

Probably laggy. It will run Vista on a Core (not Core 2) cpu.

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I was thinking about getting this laptop too. How would it stand up to using photoshop?


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